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Well, I'm back. (Pictures!)

I'm back from Toronto! The Gathering of the Fellowship was an amazing experience for a variety of reasons, and I hope to write a wee report of the adventure, from the taping of the Collector Showdown episode to the Imperishable Flame Award Ceremony, and of course the debut of The Magic Ring. For now, suffice it to say that it was particularly wonderful to meet at last valancourtbooks, nekrokedeia, estellye, bellatook, and many other friends, and to spend time with lizzieausten and share her birthday celebration.

But until then, there's pictures!

Thanks to Valancourt Books, some great pictures are now available of our Magic Ring launch event/book signing.

And there's a truly bizarre (!) picture at Craig-Parker.net of me, between Lord of the Rings actors Bruce Hopkins and Craig Parker, acknowledging Craig's live-action illustration of the "Imperishable Flame" during the award ceremony.

To counteract that image, however, the Apex Digest blog has a new picture from Hypericon on June 24 that proves I don't always look quite so hopelessly and maniacally insane. (I'm a fan of this one because you can see H.P. Lovecraft's image on the screen -- and Tolkien's chin, if you squint.)

I hope to catch up with everyone soon and give details of the adventure, and I will point out other Gathering pictures if/when they appear.

But for now, sleep!

Remember what Bilbo used to say: "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 6th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
Welcome back.........
that really sounds exciting!

get some rest.

take care,
Jul. 7th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome back.........
Thanks so much! :)
Jul. 6th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Yay! Welcome back, dearie! Glad to hear you're safe and sound, and also that Toronto was such a blast. Great pictures, and thanks for sharing them--that picture of the imperishable flame is totally hysterical. I'm a Craig fan now, to be sure. ;)

Oh--and congratulations on the book launch!

Jul. 7th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, m'dear! *huge hugs*
Jul. 6th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! More pictures!! Not that I could forget how gorgeous you are, but I had forgotten your beautiful bronzing that happens in summer. Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Jul. 7th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, you are SO precious! Thanks a million. :) *hugs*
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Jul. 7th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome back!
Thanks so much!

And you do look slightly maniacal in that picture. I like it. :)

LOL! Now, now, now, no setting me up with Fish Boy, you hear? ;)
Jul. 6th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
Whee!!! You're back!

Look at the size of that autograph line! And how *HOT* is Jay?!?

ROFLOL! *Great* quote! :)))
Jul. 7th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks a million! :)
Jul. 11th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
I'm just poking around, checking out your journal. I was Estellye and Bellatook's friend Lyria ( I have a good pic of the three of you, if you are interested. I can email it to you if you would like). I was very happy to meet you, and I loved your sessions. Thank you for contributing so much to the Gathering. It truly was a wonderful experience!

Jul. 11th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello
Oh, it's so good to "see" you online, Lyria! Thanks so much for your kind words. It was wonderful to meet you at The Gathering. (You have absolutely lovely hair, by the way! *g*) Thanks so much for looking me up! I'd hoped we could connect and get to know each other better. I'm so glad you had a good time - I did, too!

I would love a copy of the picture, if you don't mind! My email is ahsturgis [at] mindspring.com. Thanks a million!

I look forward to talking with you more! :)
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